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Re: Rocks and Minerals Question Marathon

Post by quizbowl » March 11th, 2012, 6:24 pm

Sphalerite
Mineral class? Sulfides
Etymology of name? Greek for "treacherous" I think, had to check ze binder
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Post by 10manwire » March 11th, 2012, 6:33 pm

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Post by quizbowl » March 11th, 2012, 7:01 pm

[img]http://i.imgur.com/UI7rD.jpg[/img]
What is this specific variety called?
Where can you find these in abundance?
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Re: Rocks and Minerals Question Marathon

Post by hexagonaria » March 11th, 2012, 7:09 pm

crystalline quartz, the "herkimer diamond" variety, found in new York.
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Re: Rocks and Minerals Question Marathon

Post by quizbowl » March 11th, 2012, 7:34 pm

hexagonaria wrote:
crystalline quartz, the "herkimer diamond" variety, found in new York.
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Re: Rocks and Minerals Question Marathon

Post by hexagonaria » March 13th, 2012, 8:15 am

[img]http://premiumaquatics.com/prodimages/tropiceden/te-reeflakes.jpg[/img]
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Re: Rocks and Minerals Question Marathon

Post by RespectTheBlade » March 13th, 2012, 4:00 pm

Quartz?
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Re: Rocks and Minerals Question Marathon

Post by HannahD413 » March 13th, 2012, 4:47 pm

Aragonite

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Re: Rocks and Minerals Question Marathon

Post by hexagonaria » March 13th, 2012, 4:57 pm

HannahD413 wrote:
Aragonite
That it is, my friend, that it is.
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Re: Rocks and Minerals Question Marathon

Post by HannahD413 » March 13th, 2012, 5:11 pm

[img]http://www.daviddarling.info/images/apatite.jpg[/img]
Also:
1. What is/are the chemical formula(s) for this mineral?
2. What is its hardness?

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